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AUGUST 2010 ALBUMS / EPs / SINGLES - UK Artists
31 August 2010 / Various Formats
:: ! ! ! (Chk Chk Chk) :: Micah P Hinson :: Thea Gilmore :: Rose Elinor Dougall :: Huoratron :: Haight-Ashbury :: Life & Times Of :: The Dreaming Tree :: The Bridgeheads :: Dansette Junior :: Violent Soho :: Ghostlight :: The Hacks ::
Review of August 2010 Single, EPs and Album Releases from unsigned and signed artists outside of Manchester

PASSION, PAIN AND LOYALTY
31 August 2010 / 10 Trk CD / Concrete Recordings
:: Orphan Boy ::
Songs that re-affirm their ability to smear a catchy melody over muscular bass lines and the calculated tumble of drums

DEMO
31 August 2010 / Demo / 5 Trk CDR
:: The Graveyard Shift ::
...The title is screamed in the microscopic gaps between guitar crunches in a manner best described as a bit deranged

DEMO
31 August 2010 / Demo / 10 Trk CDR
:: Golden Glow ::
Ten tracks of life-affirming, hopeful, suitably inexpensively recorded perfect guitar pop

HIPSTERS
31 August 2010 / DTM Records / 11 Trk CD
:: DILE ::
There's still something about DILE and their music which could only have come from somewhere like Tameside...

PALE SILVER AND SHINY GOLD
31 August 2010 / Sonic Cathedral / 10 Trk CD / Download
:: Sad Day For Puppets ::
There is not a note on this album that's not where it should be, and that's actually a lot harder than you think...

THE SUBURBS
31 August 2010 / Mercury / 16 Trk CD & Download
:: Arcade Fire ::
At its core, The Suburbs is an album about growing up while attempting to make sense of the changing world around you

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS
31 August 2010 / Drive By Shouting / 12 Trk CD
:: Who Shot Who? ::
21st century punk rock with an authencity rarely seen in the mainstream.

BARE FACED LIAR
31 August 2010 / Demo / 3 Trk CDR
:: Bare In The Woods ::
Displays a commendable tendency to stay off today’s more fashionable musical paths

TWEAK BIRD * recommended *
31 August 2010 / Souterrain Transmissions / 10 Trk CD
:: Tweak Bird ::
Tweak Bird stand out with the accuracy of their sonic attacks and the sheer audacity of sprinkling pop melodies all over it

TWIN FEATHERS
31 August 2010 / Little Red Rabbit / 9 Trk CD
:: Fuzzy Lights ::
Fuzzy Lights surely shine brighter now that power has been turned up

BELT PARTY
31 August 2010 / Childhood Sweetheart Records / 3 Trk CD
:: Blacklisters ::
One of the few bands to fuse a punk vitriol with a kind of arthouse protest, that revolves around the deliberate dosing of illegal decibels

BAKE * EP of the month *
31 August 2010 / Promo / EFPI Records/ 5 Trk CDR
:: Beats & Pieces Big Band ::
Jazz...is it the genre supplying maybe one of Manchester's greatest new acts ?

THE SMILES AND FROWNS
31 August 2010 / Akoustik Anarkhy / 8 Trk CD
:: The Smiles & Frowns ::
Adam Mattson and Christopher James, dwell in a flighty world of light pop psychedelia

LUNA
31 August 2010 / Staywarm / 1 Trk Download
:: Islands Lost At Sea ::
Never at sea, never lost, Islands Lost At Sea will make sure your summer carries on well on the way to Halloween

PETTING ZOO
31 August 2010 / Staywarm / 1 Trk Download
:: Backahyard ::
A fragrant, experimental slice of delightful homebrew

DARKER LATER
31 August 2010 / Brew Records / 6 Trk CD
:: Human Fly ::
They’re from Leeds, this is their third album and it’ll rip your legs off

GLORIOUS AFTERMATH
31 August 2010 / Amboy Road Records / 2 Trk CD
:: The Lines ::
Reckoned, by Robert Plant no less, to be the greatest band in Wolverhapmton

LITTLE SLEEP EP
31 August 2010 / Armellodie / 5 Trk CD
:: The Scottish Enlightenment ::
The Scottish Enlightenment are armed with musical muskets and gunpowder, ready for when the plot needs a timely escalation.

BACK FOR THE FIRST TIME
31 August 2010 / Subsoldiers / Submerged Music / 3 Trk CD
:: Caspa ::
OK ravers, on your marks. Caspa is back

FINDINGS
31 August 2010 / Promo / 3 Trk CDR Album Sampler
:: Luke Hirst :: Sarah Smout ::
Luke is one of Leeds’ hardest working singer songwriters and he has now teamed up with Sarah Smou

RISING SEA
31 August 2010 / Republic of Music / 2 Trk 7” Vinyl & Download
:: The Strange Death Of Liberal England ::
The makings of an addictively brilliant band who could live off the back of this for as long as they wish

THERE IS A SPARK
31 August 2010 / Demo / 1 Trk CDR
:: Heat Vs Light ::
Understated but heroic soundtrack

THE FEEDING OF THE FIVE THOUSAND - The Crassical Collection
31 August 2010 / Crass Records / 34 Trk CD Deluxe Pack
:: Crass ::
A provocative and critical snapshot of political music history. Essential listening - both culturally and socially.

SELF PRESERVED WHILE THE BODIES FLOAT UP * album of the month *
31 August 2010 / SPV / Superball / 10 Trk CD & Download
:: Oceansize ::
By applying an almost Darwinist approach to song development with the odd genetic throw back and leap forward, Oceansize have created a very different and remarkable fourth album...an incredible melting point of progressive innovation.

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